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Merrill Field Airstrip

Address: 800 Merrill Field Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907 343 6303
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Ranked #48 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Great for aviation geeks. Theres no public tour facilities but I enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere. Maybe not worth it for people not into aviation

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We take it for granted driving by it everyday. Not to many places you land in a small downtown area. Flight tours to the University aviation school. They landed a 737 in march 2013 huge jet for small strip. And thats how you review an airfield lol

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

How do you rate an airstrip? My father was a pilot, he also worked for the FAA, so I have been here. However, would a person that doesn't fly just visit Merrill Field? Weird...

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Southcentral Alaska
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Consider this: over half of the population in Alaska lives in areas off the road system, accessible only by boat or plane. Aviation is a lifeline in the Last Frontier, and one can easily see this during a quick tour of Merrill Field. The airfield is bisected by a road (Merrill Field Drive) that is open to the public, and... More 

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